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Hewlett Packard Jornada 720 Handheld PC
Item Code : YOS-11774
Condition : New
Get fast performance with 206 MHz processor, 32 MB SDRAM, and 2-D graphics acceleration
Features 640 x 240 screen and 3/4-size keyboard
Powered by rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Includes pocket versions of familiar Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint as well as Internet Explorer for Handheld PC
What's in the box: Jornada 720, Stylus, AC adapter, Rechargeable lithium-ion battery, USB Docking cradle, Sync cable, User Manual
|Product Manual [1.63mb PDF]|
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 3.7 x 1.3 inches ; 1.1 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 5 pounds
The device sports a keyboard just large enough for comfortable touch typing and a large 640 x 240 screen that makes Web browsing and document editing much easier than is the case with a smaller device. This useful combination means that most people will be able to use the Jornada 720 as a notebook computer replacement. However, if you're looking for the ultimate in portable handheld computing, you'll have to look elsewhere.
The 720 is about as loaded as a Windows CE device can get; it comes with an integrated 56 Kbps V.90 modem, docking station for easy connection to a PC, AC adapter, and rechargeable battery. It's outfitted with 32 MB of RAM and a 206 MHz StrongARM processor that really makes applications fly. On the multimedia side you get an integrated speaker and stereo headphone jack for audio playback, and one of the most beautiful TFT active matrix displays we've seen. It can mix and match more than 65,000 colors at once, renders very crisp text, and never had trouble keeping up with our input like inferior passive matrix screens do.
The very thing that makes the Jornada 720 so useful--its relatively large size--is also its biggest drawback. Its weight can make it unwieldy, and there's no good way to get a grip on it when there isn't a flat surface to use it with. We ended up accidentally pressing keys far too often when holding the unit with one hand, though with a little practice juggling becomes much easier.
If you are graduating to the Jornada from a smaller handheld (such as a Palm) instead of slimming down from a notebook, prepare to be underwhelmed by its portability. Expect to be impressed, however, by its zippy performance, generous display, and expansion possibilities. --T. Byrl Baker
- Large, colorful display makes working with large documents practical
- Keyboard is large enough for touch-typing, albeit at a slower rate than a full-sized keyboard allows
- Comes standard with so many features that you likely won't have to buy upgrades for some time
- It's heavy and too big for most pockets
- Difficult to use without sitting it down on a flat surface